Course Title: Perform unit test for a class
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: COSC6064C
Course Title: Perform unit test for a class
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5194 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: +61 3 9925 1657
Nominal Hours: 40
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit defines the competency required to ensure that the system is proved adequate, before handover to the client/user, by unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components.
This unit is delivered using a blend of classroom based and self -paced learning activities.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICAT4242B Perform unit test for a class
1. Prepare for test
1.1. Determine test criteria
2. Conduct test
2.1. Ensure clean test environment
3. Analyse and classify results
3.1. Review and classify test results to highlight areas of concern
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.|
|1||6th Feb 2012||Pre-training review: |
• Other students
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
Overview of assessment requirements:
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
Introduction to the Course - Alice Tutorials
|2||13th Feb 2012||• Getting started with Alice|
|3||20th Feb 2012||• Methods||Task 1: In-class worksheet|
|4||27th Feb 2012||• Variables and Functions|
|5||5th Mar 2012||• Review and Practice test|
12th Mar 2012
(Monday, Labour Day)
|• Assessment 2 conducted in labs||Task 2: Theory and Practical Test in Alice|
|7||19th Mar 2012||• Intro Java & Text editor|
|8||26th Mar 2012||• Java Basics / variables|
|9||2nd Apr 2012||• Data types / Operators|
|Mid semester break (5 April to 11 April)|
|9||9th Apr 2012||• Data types / Operators|
|10||16th Apr 2012||• Flow Controls - Conditional|
|11||23rd Apr 2012||• Flow Controls - Conditional|
|12||30th Apr 2012||• Looping structures|
|13||7th May 2012||• Looping structures|
|14||14th May 2012||• Revision and practice Test|
|15||21st May 2012||• Test||Task 3: Theory and Practical Test in Java|
|16||28th May 2012||Course & assessment feedback|
|17||4th Jun 2012||Re-submission of work if required|
Sparke. G, The Java Way, 3rd Edition ISBN 978-0-13-208516-8
Joel Adams (2008) Alice in Action with Java. Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Mass. ISBN 978-1-4239-0096-2
Other materials will include worksheets distributed by the teacher in class and various Websites which will be indicated.
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
You are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
Task 1: In-class worksheet (Date: Done in labs in week 2)
For this assessment task you are required to complete an in-class worksheet on basic objects.
Task 2: Theory and Practical Test in Alice (Date: Done in labs in week 6)
This is a part theory and part practical assessment where students will be asked to design using object-oriented concepts in Alice. To be deemed competent in this assessment you should be able to demonstrate all the requirements under a supervised time-bound condition.
Task 3: Theory and Practical Test in Java (Date: Done in labs in week 15)
This is a part theory and part practical test where students will be asked to design Java programs using the correct syntax. The system is unit tested for functionality and reliability of individual components.
Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (Competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT).
So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading):
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components.
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required to unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all testing and reliability assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components and how these might be addressed.
You also need to be able to overcome the various problems which that can arise developing and administering a SQL Server database. You will need to demonstrate a degree of perseverance, and be able research possible solutions via the Web.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to testing functionality and reliability of individual components. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components.
Final Grades Table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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